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Mediterranean Lawn Calendar

It is surprising how in the Mediterranean, there is almost always something you can do to improve your lawn. Season by season, month by month, below is a calendar of what can be done in the garden all year round.

Mediterranean Lawn Calendar
WINTER SPRING SUMMER AUTUMN
Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
 Sow English Grass Seed √* √* √* √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √*
 Sow Mediterranean Grass Seed x x x x x† √ √ √ √ x† x x
 Plant Mediterranean Grass √‡ √‡ √‡ √‡ √^ √ √ √ √ √ √ √‡
 Apply Lawn Fertiliser x √ x √ x √ x √ x √ x √
 Apply Lawn Broad Leaf Weed Killer x √∆ x x √ x x √ x x √∆ x
 Apply Pre-emergent weed killer x x √≈ x x x x x x √≈ x x
 Apply Oxalis killer √ √ √ √ √ x x x x √∞ x x
 Soil prep and correction √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √
 Pesticide o o o o o o o √ √ √ o o
 Lawn Repair √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √ √
 Aerate x x x √ √ √ √ √ √ √ x x
 Top dress x x x x √ √ √ x x x x x
 Fungicide x x x x x x x √ √ x x x
 Overhaul Irrigation x x x √ x x x x x x x x
 Overseed for the winter x x x x x x x x x x √ x
 Scarify/Rake x x x √ √ √ x x x x x x

* May need to be sown under polythene or other material to speed germination
†Germination is best at  25 - 30 degree temperatures. See
med climate page for more details.
‡ Can be planted all year, but in winter when weather is warm and ground is not too wet.
∆ Apply in warm dry weather with no chance of rain within 24 hours
≈ Apply just after heavy rain.
∞ You only get one chance to pre-emergent kill Oxalis - when the temperatures have dropped and just after heavy rain in the Autumn
^ Best time for planting when temperature are above 15 degrees at 9.00 in the morning for one week. See
Med Climate page.
o Not generally any lawn pests around.


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